also seen in plaquemines parish and st. john's parish, there are other flood protection initiatives that need to be funded that have not yet been funded. and so i appreciate senator landrieu's efforts, but she's up against a romney/ryan budget. that's the fact. and that budget does not take care of the folks here on the ground. a disaster affects every citizen, melissa, as you know. you know, probably folks are surprised to see oh, wow, somebody we know nationally, a celebrity, is impacted in the same way that so many average citizens. but you know, you were talking about women a second ago. women are disproportionately affected in storms like this. >> and the elderly. karen, i appreciate you joining us, state senator karen carter peterson. and the point, of course, the storm does not ask if you are republican or democrat. billy nungesser, a republican, bobby jindal, our governor, a republican, have been on the ground doing that work, but we need the resources. it is a moment where our partisanship should hopefully not have anything to do with our identity as citizens.